Parades & parties

This is an effort to list all the national and ethnic parades and festivals in New York City throughout the year. I do my best to keep it accurate. Locations are in Manhattan unless otherwise indicated.

March

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Rockaway, Queens), 1 pm Saturday, March 4, 2017, from Beach 129th and Newport Ave to Beach 102nd near Rockaway Beach Blvd

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Staten Island), 12:30 pm Sunday, March 5, 2017, starting at Forest Ave & Hart Blvd and marching to Jewett Avenue

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Sunnyside, Queens), 2 pm Sunday, March 5, 2017, from 43rd St and Skillman to 58th St and Woodside

Phagwah/Holi Parade (Hindu Festival of Colors), noon Sunday, March  12, 2017, from Liberty Avenue and 133rd St to Smokey Oval  (Phil Rizzuto) Park, Richmond Hill, Queens

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Throggs Neck, Bronx), noon Sunday, March 12, 2017, from East Tremont and Lafayette Aves to Harding and Davis Aves (route may vary slightly)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Manhattan), 11 am Friday, March 17, 2017, Fifth Ave from 44th St to 86th St

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Park Slope, Brooklyn), 1 pm Sunday, March 19, 2017; starts at Prospect Park West and 15th St, heads down 15th St to 7th Ave, then to Garfield Place, then back to Prospect Park West to finish at starting point.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Bay Ridge, Brooklyn), 1 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3rd Ave from Marine to 67th St

Greek Independence Day Parade, 1:45 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017, Fifth Ave from 64th to 79th St

April

Tartan Day Parade, 2 pm Saturday, April 8, 2017, Avenue of the Americas from 45th to 55th St

Persian Parade, noon Sunday, April 17, 2016, Madison Ave from 38th St to 26th St

Immigrant Heritage Week, April 17 to 23, 2016

Sikh Day Parade, 1 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017, Madison Ave from 36th St to 23rd St; street fair at 23rd

May

Sunset Park Cinco de Mayo Celebration, 4 to 7 pm Thursday, May 5, 2016, Sunset Park Recreation Center, 43rd St at 7th Ave, Brooklyn

Corona Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Saturday, May 6, 2017, Corona, Queens; parade starts at 10 am, Sixth St from Merrill St to Rimpau Ave, fiesta 11 am to 5 pm, Corona Plaza (Roosevelt Avenue); rain date May 13

Bronx Cinco de Mayo Celebration, noon to 5 pm Saturday, May 7, 2016, Crescent Avenue at 187th St, Belmont

Cinco de Mayo Parade, noon to 3 pm Sunday, May 3, 2015, Central Park West from 106th to 96th Sts; fiesta, East 109th St between Lexington and Second Aves, noon to 7 pm unconfirmed for 2017

Holi Hai Indian Festival of Color, noon to 6 pm Saturday, May 6, 2017, Governors Island

Japan Day, 11 am to 6 pm Sunday, May 8, 2016, Bandshell at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Romania Day Festival, 11 am to 6 pm Sunday, May 15, 2016, Broadway between Cedar Street and Battery Park

Ukrainian Street Festival, May 19–21, 2017, East Seventh St between Second and Third Aves

Norwegian-American Parade, 1:30 pm Sunday, May 21, 2017, 3rd Avenue from 80th St to 67th St and 5th Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Viking Fest Saturday, May 20.

Turkish Day Parade, 11 am to 2 pm Saturday, May 21, 2016, Madison Avenue from 53rd St to 47 St, then east to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

Haitian Flag Day Parade, 11 am to 7 pm Sunday, May 22, 2016, Nostrand Avenue from Linden Blvd to Foster Ave, Brooklyn

Ecuafest, 12:30 to 3 pm Sunday, May 22, 2016, Central Park West from 110th to 96th St

Nepal Parade, 1 to 4 pm Sunday, May 22, 2016, Broadway from 28th St to 18th St

June

Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, 10 am Sunday, June 5, 2016, Grand Concourse from 192nd St to Van Cortlandt Park East

Celebrate Israel Parade, 11 am Sunday, June 5, 2016, Fifth Avenue from 57th to 74th Sts

Philippine Independence Day Parade, noon Sunday, June 5, 2016, Madison Ave from 38th to 23rd St; street fair from 10 am to 6 pm, Madison Avenue between 24th and 26th Sts

Greek Festival, June 6–11, 2016, Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 64 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn

Puerto Rican Day Parade, 11 am Sunday, June 12, 2016, Fifth Ave from 44th to 79th St

Portugal Day, https://www.facebook.com/PortugalDayNY

Albanian Parade, 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, June 18, 2016, Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) from 27th to 38th St

International Immigrants Day Parade, noon Saturday, June 18, 2016, Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) from 39th to 27th St

Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival, a celebration of Chinese, Jewish, and Puerto Rican cultures, from noon to 4 pm Sunday, June 19, 2016, Eldridge Street Synagogue, 12 Eldridge St

Bukharian Jewish Heritage Festival, noon to 4 pm Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Bukharian Jewish Community Center, 106-16 70 Ave, Forest Hills, Queens unconfirmed for 2016

Swedish Midsummer Festival, 5 to 8 pm Friday, June 24, 2016, Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, near Battery Place

Festival de las Flores, a celebration of Colombian arts, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday, June 25, 2016, Queens Botanical Garden, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park

Peruvian International Parade, noon Sunday, June 26, 2016, 37th Ave from 69th to 86th St, Jackson Heights, Queens

July

Arab-American and North African Cultural Street Festival, 11 am to 4 pm Saturday, July 9, 2016, Great Jones St between Broadway & Lafayette

Bastille Day Celebration and Petanque Tournament, 11 am to 10 pm Sunday, July 10, 2016, Smith Street between Pacific and Bergen, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

Bastille Day Celebration, noon to 5 pm Sunday, July 10, 2016, 60th St between Lexington Ave and Fifth Ave. A rally of Citroën cars and Velosolex motorized bicycles starts at 9 am at Riverside Drive and 122nd St, ending at Fifth Ave and 60th St

Bronx Dominican Parade, noon Sunday, July 24, 2016, Grand Concourse from East Tremont Ave to East 167th St, Bronx

Colombian Independence Parade, noon to 2 pm Sunday, July 24, 2016, Northern Blvd from 69th to 86th St, Queens

August

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Aug. 6–7, 2016, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens

Ecuadorian Parade, 11 am to 4 pm Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, Northern Blvd from 69th to 90th St, Queens; festival artístico y folklórico 1 to 6 pm Sunday, Aug. 14, Hall of Science, Corona Park, Queens

Dominican Day Parade, 1 pm Sunday, Aug. 15, 2016, Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Ave) from 36th to 52nd St

India Day Parade, noon to 3 pm Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, Madison Ave from 38th to 23rd St; street fair follows on Madison Avenue between 27th and 25th Sts

Pakistan Independence Parade, 10 am? Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, Madison Ave from 38th to 27th St; street fair follows on Madison Avenue between 22nd and 26th Sts

Dominican Parade and Festival of Brooklyn, parade 11 am Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, Graham Ave from Metropolitan to Broadway; festival 2 to 7 pm, Grand Street School Campus, Bushwick Ave between Stagg and Maujer Sts

September

West Indian American Day Carnival and Parade, Sept. 1–5, 2016, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn; parade 11 am to 6 pm Monday, Sept. 5, Eastern Parkway from Schenectady Ave to Flatbush Extension

Brazilian Day, 11 am to 7 pm Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, Avenue of the Americas from 42nd to 56th Sts; Cleansing of 46th St starts with parade at 10 am Saturday, Sept. 3, from 44th St and Ave of the Americas to 46th St and Madison Ave

Central American Independence Parade and Festival, 10 am to 7 pm Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, East Tremont Ave and Southern Blvd to Boston Road to Charlotte St to Crotona Park between Crotona Ave and Claremont Pkwy, Bronx

San Gennaro Festival, Sept. 15–25, 2016, Little Italy

German-American Steuben Parade, 11:30 am Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, Fifth Ave from 68th to 86th St

Brooklyn Puerto Rican Parade, noon to 5 pm Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, Graham Ave and Broadway, Williamsburg

African American Day Parade, 1 pm Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd from 111th to 136th Sts

Mexican Independence Day Parade, noon Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, Madison Ave from 38th to 27th Sts unconfirmed for 2016

Great Irish Fair, 10 am to 8 pm Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, Ford Amphitheater, Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn

Queens Hispanic Parade, noon Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, 37th Ave between 69th and 86th Sts, Jackson Heights unconfirmed for 2016

October

Nigerian Independence Day Parade, 11 am Saturday, Oct.1, 2016, Second Ave from 54th St to 44th St, followed by a festival in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th St

Pulaski Day Parade, 11 am Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, Fifth Ave from 29th St to 53rd St

Queens Dominican Parade, noon? Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, 37th Ave between 69th and 86th Sts

Panamanian Independence Day Parade, 10 am to 8 pm Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, Bergen St & Franklin Ave to President & Classon, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Columbus Hispanic Day Parade, noon Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, Fifth Ave from 44th to 70th Sts

Indigenous Peoples Celebration, 7 am to 4 pm Monday, Oct. 12, 2016, Wards Field, Randalls Island

Bolivian Parade, noon Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, 37th Ave from 69th to 86th Sts, Jackson Heights, Queens

January

Three Kings Day Parade (Día de Reyes), 11 am Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, beginning at Lexington Ave and 106th St, up Third Avenue, ending at Park Ave and 115th St

Chinese Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival celebrates the Year of the Rooster from 11 am to 3:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, Sara Roosevelt Park (Canal and Forsyth).

February

Chinese Lunar New Year parade and festival will be from noon to 4:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The parade begins at 1 pm at Hester and Mott Sts, and the cultural festival is in Sara Roosevelt Park. The Museum of Chinese in America is celebrating with a family festival ($10 admission) from 11 am to 4 pm Saturday, Feb. 11.

Fastelavn, the Danish & Norwegian Carnival, 2 to 6 pm Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, Danish Athletic Club, 741 65th St, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Admission price ($38) includes dinner; children under 12 free.

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